Snow Reporter's Blog

11/18/2015 | By Leslie
Sierra Resort is Opening Friday, November 20th

When you have a constant love affair with snow, opening day at your favorite resort is better than Christmas morning, it’s better than turning 21, its better than the new Wu-Tang album…. Let’s be real it’s better than EVERYTHING! 

The rumors are true, we’re opening this Friday, November 20th! It has been over a decade since we opened the resort this early. Does anyone else remember that season in 2004 where mother nature dropped 499 inches of snowfall? Bring it, El Niño!

Now’s the time to get back in the winter groove, say what’s up to all your favorite sierra peeps, and get those quads ready for a season filled with shred! 

Make plans to join us this weekend! We’ll be spinning 5 lifts and tows from 9am – 4pm with access to 10 beginner and intermediate trails. We’ll be serving up free high fives and good vibes across the mountain with a beautiful sunny day and live outdoor music on tap. 

More great news! Remember last year, when we closed about a month earlier than we would've liked to? We're going to make that month up to you. As a way of thanking last year’s loyalists, Sierra-at-Tahoe has created “Sierra Bonus Laps,” a program that honors all purchased 2014-15 Season Passes, unfinished 3-PAK lift tickets and unfinished 3-PAK and 10-PAK lesson programs, to be valid through December 20, 2015. Last year’s Season Passholders will need to visit the Sierra Season Pass Office for activation.

NOAA’s extended forecast shows storms on the way so turn Drake up to 11, get your snow dance on and stay tuned for updates! 


02/28/2015 | By Leslie
Another Taste of Winter

Cold temps, light winds, and finally some snow making this snow reporter happy as can be!

I was stoked to get on the hill this morning to enjoy the 4 inches of freshies Mother Nature delivered overnight. Gear up in extra warm layers, rock those low light lenses and join us for a weekend of fun in this winter wonderland! Don't let off those snow dances just yet, there's more snow in the forecast through Tuesday!

02/09/2015 | By Leslie
Kicking off the Week in Style! POW!

Fresh Snow + First Chair + Pow Laps with Friends = A Perfect Monday!

We've been snow dancing for weeks and Mother Nature finally answered our prayers with a nice layer of fresh snow! Temps and snow levels finally dropped late last night leaving us with 3-5 inches of freshies when I arrived at 5:00 a.m. this morning. By the time patrol reported the official total, another inch of snow had stacked on top of that, bringing our storm total for the past 72 hours up to 21 inches and counting!

Being the thorough snow reporter that I am, I had to get out and test the product for first chair! Since we had a slight delay on Grandview due to ice, I hopped on Nob Hill to catch some incredbile fresh turns down Lower Main. Even with only a few inches of freshies every turn felt like a little slice of heaven!

After taking a short break to rest up and hydrate, I met up with my favorite lady shredders for more laps down Castle and Preachers! Couldn't be more stoked to share a snowy day with some of my best friends. I hope you all go to get out there and do the same!

01/29/2015 | By Leslie
Shred Party

The mid-week storm that dropped 3 inches at Sierra made me one happy snow reporter! I am grateful for a good friend that captured the essence of my happiness as I was all up in my element!

I was able to spend an entire day off shredding with some of my favorite people! The conditions in West Bowl were unbelievable that day! Here's a glimpse at the freshies we scored on Horsetail this past Wednesday.

The groomers are making magic with the snow we have and I strongly encourage each of you to get out there and take some turns! Have fun with what we have an keep the faith, it WILL SNOW!

01/09/2015 | By Alex
Happy 2015 Sierra Family!

Let me just start by introducing myself as the newest snow reporter here at Sierra-At-Tahoe!  It’s hard to describe how stoked I am to be an official part of the Sierra-At-Tahoe family—I say ‘official’ because I learned to ride at Sierra and it has always been my home away from home, except now I get paid to show up! Chicka chicka yeah!  Not to mention I get to kick it with my main squeeze/best friend Leslie everyday--keepin' it real has never been so fun! 

#twinning in our matching hats from Sierra Mountain Sports

#twinning in our matching hats from Sierra Mountain Sports!

Anyways, we are amped to see another New Year full of possibilities here at Sierra!  Let’s be real though, 2014 was a pretty rad year full of stoke-worthy moments!  Here’s a list of my personal Sierra highlights from 2014!

3.  Opening of Solstice Plaza
Sierra got a $5,000,000 makeover last year, and the results are more beautiful than my wildest imagination!  Our brand-spankin-new Solstice Plaza is a 30,000 sq. foot experience, featuring a wordly cuisine in Solstice Eatery, the beautiful new Corkscrew Bar, and an amazing fire pit and lounge chairs for kicking it on your mid-day pow break.  Solstice is also the location of the new-and-improved Sierra Mountain Sports, Sierra’s prime retail and demo shop.  I'm also super pumped for our annual Equinox Festival to return this March, stay tuned for the lineup announcement coming soon!

2.  TransWorld Street Cred
Sierra was more than honored to place in TransWorld Snowboard Mag’s Resort Poll in 2014 in THREE different arenas!   Sierra-At-Tahoe was rated by riders like YOU as the #1 resort in overall value as well as the #4 best resort to ride!  Additionally, our amazing park setup landed us at #6 in Terrain Parks & Pipe!  My personal fav park is the Smokey Border X, and I can’t wait to charge it when it opens!  Let’s be real, from tree riding, to groomers, to terrain parks, Sierra has got all the bases covered.  The Newschoolers crew just rolled through this week and in a recent writeup gave Sierra's park setup "Eight greased rails out of ten"!

1. Sierra Goes Gold!
One of my (many) favorite things about Sierra is how hard our lovely lady athletes work to show that girls can shred hard, too!  That’s why my absolute highlight of 2014 was watching Serra’s very own athletes Jamie Anderson and Maddie Bowman go for Gold in the Sochi Olympics!  Jamie won the gold in the first ever women’s snowboard slope style competition, while Maddie took the gold in the first ever women’s ski half-pipe.  Not only are Jamie and Maddie an inspiration to other female riders like myself, they are the poster girls for what Sierra-At-Tahoe is all about: keepin’ it real and shredding hard.  Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but a little gold doesn’t hurt, am I right ladiieeez?!

Have a favorite moment from 2014?  Email me the lowdown at and be featured in my next blog post!  Pictures are welcome...keep it clean, keep it real!